the return

the heavens are applauding
you can see it, more than hear it
the shaking and swaying of the boughs
can you feel God commanding them to  wave
in their freedom
you have departed, gone your own way
known what it feels like to be separate 
and the pain of losing your center
but ahhhh!!!
what a celebration ensues 
upon your realization
that you are one of the sun’s rays
beloved
sheepish, yes
until He calls you- “child, welcome home”